If you've reached this stage, you've likely been convinced of the need to maximize the benefits derived from the urban forest, and want to know where to start planning a course of action. Effective, long-term urban forest stewardship involves an understanding of the current status of the forest and a vision of the future status of the forest and the ecological, social and economic benefits the community expects from it.  Essentially, this involves a clearly articulated understanding of where your forest is now and where you want it to be in the future. 

The Neighbourwoods inventory protocol will help your community collect and interpret the information to define the current status of your neighbourhood forest.  With the inventory in place, the Neighbourwoods Stewardship Planning approach will guide you through the steps to the development and implementation of an effective "road map" defining how you will move from where your forest is now to where you want it to be in the future.

If your neighbourhood stewardship group is interested in becoming engaged in implementing Neighbourwoods in your community, please contact either Andy Kenney or Danijela Puric-Mladenovic to arrange a training session.

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